Release Blitz: Renegade Roomie by Lila Monroe

Title: Renegade Roomie
Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #2
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 25, 2022
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Fake date. Real trouble. Fall for a new trope-tactic, fake dating rom-com series from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

Playboy bachelor Dash (aka Phineas Henry Dashford IV) needs to settle down, and fast – at least that’s what his eccentric grandmother thinks. And since she’s the one controlling his trust fund, he needs the perfect fake date to impress her. Someone sweet, demure, charming… and definitely NOT like the spitfire who almost pulled him in front of a subway train and then dressed him down in front of a million viral video viewers.
Wannabe lipstick mogul, Callie Delgado, needs to find an investor for her makeup line – before her meagre savings run out. Playing girlfriend to a rich trust fund guy? It’s absolutely NOT in her plans, no matter how handsome he is… Until Dash offers to invest in her company in exchange for getting grandma Zelda off his case.
One weekend of (fake) romantic bliss? The challenge is simple. The chemistry between them isn’t.
Soon, Callie and Dash are caught up in the act of a lifetime – and the sparks are anything but make-believe. Can these opposites find a way to attract? Or will a week in Palm Beach, a scheming ex, and a frisky alligator be the formula for trouble?
Find out in another laugh-out-loud Billionaire Bachelor story from “the reigning Queen of romantic comedy” Lila Monroe!
BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS CLUB SERIES:
1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Stuff
3 Wild Card
4 Man Candy
5 Mr. Casanova
6 Best Man
7 Maverick Mogul
8 Renegade Roomie
9 Baller Boss (2022)
10 One-Week Wingman

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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
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Release Blitz: Crown Of Thorns by Terri E. Laine

Title: Crown of Thorns

A Legends and Lovers Series Standalone
Author: Terri E. Laine
Genre: Paranormal Time Travel Romance
Release Date: April 19, 2022

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Innocent eyes shadowed in the darkness that enveloped us cast a hopeful gaze up at me. Only their light can’t pierce the blackness of my soul. Her dreams of being saved by me are foolhardy at best. At worst, I’ll damn her soul to an eternity of pain like the crown of thorns upon my head. But letting her go is not an option.

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Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age. 

Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over three dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.

You can find more about her books at www.terrielaine.com.

Release Blitz: Nero Deluca by Amarie Avant & Xavier Neal

★✩★ RELEASE BLITZ ★✩★

Nero Deluca

Part of the Savage Bloodline Anthology

A Limited-Edition Mafia Collection

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𝓕𝓮𝓪𝓽𝓾𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓝𝓮𝓻𝓸 𝓓𝓮𝓛𝓾𝓬𝓪 𝓫𝔂 𝓧𝓪𝓿𝓲𝓮𝓻 𝓝𝓮𝓪𝓵

Once upon a time, she was asked to put on a slipper

Little did this princess know, the arrangement she agreed to was going to become much bloodier than the original fairy tale..

Savage Bloodline Anthology Blurb:

Darkness lurks behind their gazes. There’s something sinister about their smiles. Their name incites fear in their enemies. They are the DeLucas, and there’s one word that describes them best. SAVAGE.

The men of the DeLuca family are proof that the bigger the alpha, the harder they fall… in love.

Download this exclusive anthology featuring 20 BRAND NEW mafia romances to find out which DeLuca will make you fall in love. But first, you must ask yourself one question: Are you ready to give your heart to a savage?

Immerse yourself in this dangerously seductive collection that includes:

*Arranged marriage.

*Friends to lovers.

*Enemies to lovers.

*Billionaire.

*BWWM.

*And more!

Participating Authors:

Kenya Wright,

Amarie Avant,

Xavier Neal,

Keta Kendric,

Sonja B,

Courtney Dean,

L Loren,

Sage Young,

M’Renee Allen,

Tiye,

Shani Greene-Dowdell,

Tamika Brown,

Lyndell Williams,

Imani Jay,

Siera London,

PE Kavanagh,

Cassie Verano,

Amaya Black,

Theresa Hodge,

Kasey Martin,

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Blog Tour: Finding Luck Again by Ember Davis

Title: Finding Luck Again

Series: Get Lucky

Author: Ember Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance 



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A sunbeam to warm you, good luck to charm you. A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you…

FINLEY

Grandmother’s Irish blessing might be part of my roots, but I lost my luck along the way. I’m not even sure when it happened, but I know nothing has worked to get it back. Nothing has worked in my life for a long time and I’m sick of it.

I don’t know where the inspiration comes from, but something is telling me to go to Ireland in search of my history and the memories of my grandparents. If I find a little luck while I do it, all the better.

I should have known my brother, Duncan, was going to get involved. I can’t say I’m mad at him for sending Doyle to keep an eye on me. I probably need it. Causing an international incident isn’t exactly on my agenda.

I go to Ireland in search of my roots and something, anything, to change the tide of my life. I can’t help but wonder if I was looking for Doyle all along. I’m not sure if I’m lucky enough to keep him, but I hope I am.

DOYLE
When I get a call about an old friend’s sister traveling by herself on some quest of self-discovery, or whatever reason she has for visiting Ireland, I am hesitant to agree to keeping an eye on her. I might grumble about it, but even if I didn’t owe Duncan one, I’d do this for him. How hard could it be?

I should have asked more questions. Finley is a disaster on two legs. I’m a little worried she’ll be the death of me, us, and maybe the whole rock we live on.

The thing is, she’s also the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. And she’s mine. All mine.

She’s looking for her history and some luck; I’ll help her find everything she thinks she wants. I’ll also give her everything she doesn’t realize she needs—a future with me filled with so much joy and love not even a little streak of unluckiness will touch it. I won’t let it.

**18+. If you like alpha heroes and an insta-love story that is sweet and spicy but isn’t necessarily simple, then this is for you. No cheating with a guaranteed HEA. It is a standalone but is related to my Denver Family series (Banks Ink., Suburban Outcasts and Higgins Security). Finley is Duncan’s sister from Forever His Family (Higgins Security Book 4).**

IT’S TIME TO GET LUCKY!
Join ten of your favorite romance authors as we celebrate green rivers, green beer, and gold coins. Whether they meet at a parade, pub crawl, or on the Emerald Isle itself, our heroes and heroines will find themselves getting lucky this March.

Each short and steamy story promises a happily ever-after, with plenty of shamrocks and pots of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow.

#Getlucky beginning March 1st!

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Ember Davis loves alpha heroes with a range of emotions, but a strong sense of how to take care of their women.  She loves her heroines from all walks of life, just like her heroes, and she wants them to be real and relatable.  Her heroines tend to be sassy, opinionated and smart.

Ember is a stay at home mom of two who recently refound her love of books and all things romance and is so glad that she did.  She’s always been creative but writing and creating stories that she would love to read that satisfies the dreams she had as a little girl.  She loves butterflies, the color purple and enjoying time with her family. 

Pssst…it’s totally a pen name, but everything above is 100% true.


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Release Blitz: More Than Love by Ja’nese Dixon

Title: More Than Love 

Series: After I Do #20 

Author: Ja’nese Dixon

Genre: Contemporary Romance 




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Burn or Sign.

Love, at first sight, is how I describe the second I met my wife. It sounds cliche. It sounds romantic. But I knew Meghan would be my wife from the moment she blew off my request for a date.

Then the quest to make her mine became an obsession. I didn’t need years to know. All I needed was a single word: Yes.

We met. We married. It’s been good. Or, so I thought.

And now her gold band rests on top of a divorce decree and my wife, the woman I love, won’t look me in the eyes.

I’m a closer. I assess the risk, opportunity, and sweeten the offering enough to make my opponent think he’s bested me. I close billion-dollar deals because I know every weakness, every secret, every opportunity. But I didn’t see this coming.

The ultimatum of thirty days to repair the marriage I didn’t know was broken. To burn the decree or sign it, as if our forever is optional.

I swallow around the unexpected rage solidifying in my throat and I prepare to close the most significant deal of my life. And the prize isn’t financial, the prize is my wife’s heart.

I declare my victory with a master plan in mind until I realize I’ve grossly underestimated my opponent.


This coming February, you’re officially invited to attend a month-long celebration of love! Twenty-eight of your favorite short steamy romance authors have teamed up to bring you stories that will make you swoon, laugh and set your e-readers on fire! Whether they’ve stumbled into love, fallen for their worst enemy, corralled their bestie or are fighting to rekindle a lost love- Tag along and find out what happens “After I Do.”


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Release Blitz: Romancing The Billionaire by Fern Frasier

Title: Romancing The Billionaire 

Series: Galentine’s Getaway 

Author: Fern Fraser 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 



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 A dare, a lie and a vacation fling that just might lead to a forever kind of love ♥

Emmy

I might be young and idealistic, but I set goals in life. One of which–being a successful romance author–I’m already living. While at a writer’s retreat with my besties, I drink too much Champagne and let my secret slip. I may write about dirty things but have no real life experience. My friend suggests a solution and the smoking hot mountain resort groundskeeper seems like the perfect candidate to help solve my ‘V-card ‘problem.’

Griff

I have more money than I know what to do with, and giving it away makes me happy. I’m tired of people judging me by the number of zeroes in my bank account. Being burned one too many times leaves me feeling guarded and private.

I own Big Bear Lodge mountain resort, and when a sweet and way-too-young-for-me guest assumes I work here, I don’t correct her. After one heated night spent in each other’s arms, we both want more. I won’t let any other man have her, but in order to claim her, I have to come clean. She values honesty above all things and we started with a lie. Will she accept me when she finds out who I really am?

Steamy sweet instalove age gap short romance between a secret billionaire philanthropist and a sassy, curvy girl. Safe, no OM/OW drama and a guaranteed Happily Ever After.


What happens at the yearly writer’s retreat stays at the retreat…except the bonds these authors forge and the stories they tell. But someone forgot to mention that to the men they find themselves falling for in stunning Lake Tahoe. From the small-town sheriff to the hot, bossy cowboy to the grumpy, reclusive mountain man, these romance authors have stumbled upon real life trope-tastic heroes that sweep them off their feet. Sometimes literally. Get ready to laugh, cry, and swoon this Valentine’s Day when these six authors bring you on a Galentine’s Getaway you won’t forget.

Galentine’s Getaway is a collection of steamy short romances brought to by six of your favorite instalove authors!


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Fern Fraser is a steamy short contemporary romance author who knows love at first sight is real. Fern’s books feature possessive Alpha Heroes and the Strong Sassy Women who bring them to their knees.  The path to true love isn’t always a straight line, but with laughter and steam, happy endings are real. Every Single Time. 

 

Fern Fraser: Short Romance with Heart and Hot Happy Endings.

 

Fern Fraser is a steamy short contemporary romance author who knows love at first sight is real. Fern’s books feature possessive Alpha Heroes and the Strong Sassy Women who bring them to their knees.  The path to true love isn’t always a straight line, but with laughter and steam, happy endings are real. Every Single Time. 

 

Fern Fraser: Short Romance with Heart and Hot Happy Endings.

If you love swoon worthy, steamy short instalove romances with alpha men, curvy women and no cheating, please follow this link to get your free story. SEDUCING THE CEO.

Join Fern’s newsletter and receive regular updates on freebies, giveaways, promotions, new releases and preorders. Don’t miss a single alpha curvy woman instalove short romance that you love to crave. 

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Release Blitz: Dating The Boss by Kameron Claire



Title: Dating The Boss 

Series: Matchmakers Inc #9

Author: Kameron Claire 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 



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He’s Spring City’s hottest and most eligible bachelor attending A-list events with his small entourage, but what he really wants are nights at home with his off-limits assistant. She’s tired of being the boss’s third wheel and accepts an invitation to the MatchMaker’s Valentine’s Day speed dating event, even though what she really wants is him. When he learns he might lose her to one of twenty potential men, he makes a decision to cross a line that could cost them both personally and professionally, but will he be too late?
Is the risk worth the reward?

This Valentine’s Day, our heroes and heroines are skipping the dating apps and attending one of MatchMakers Inc. famous Speed Dating events. Is five minutes enough time to feel a spark of chemistry? Is love truly in the air? Go on a speed date with us and find out!

This February, thirteen of your favorite romance authors celebrate steamy instalove in this Valentine’s Day series!

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ABOUT KAMERON 

USA Today Bestselling Author Kameron Claire loves building worlds where heroes and heroines push, pull, and fight their way to the love and happiness they deserve. She writes full length and short, steamy romance with an emphasis on strong female characters—often in male-dominated roles—and the alpha men who know how to love and support kick-ass, take-charge women.

While she may not need him to save her, she wants him to love, support, and most of all, RAVISH her.

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Release Blitz: Dirty Little Secret by LK Farlow

Title: Dirty Little Secret
Author: LK Farlow
Genre: New Adult
Older Brother’s Best Friend Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2021

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SAMSON

She’s always been off-limits. Forbidden. Way too young for the likes of me.
And yet, she still managed to carve out a space for herself in my heart.
But when push came to shove, I made the only choice I could, and I did it even knowing it would break her heart.
I’m back now, and ready to make her mine. Only, she’s not the sweet girl I left behind. She’s wild, reckless, and sexy-as-hell…a challenge I’m all too eager to meet.

STELLA

He was only ever meant to be a crush. After all, what girl isn’t into her older brother’s best friend?
But somehow, our innocent flirting quickly gave way to so much more. He swore he felt the same way about me… he promised we’d tell my brother together the day I turned eighteen.
Except the night before my birthday, he did the unthinkable, and now I’m not sure I know how to forgive him.
All I know is, I refuse to be anyone’s dirty little secret.

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LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for words. She’s been writing stories for as long as she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA–that’s Lower Alabama, y’all–with her amazing husband and four rambunctious children. When she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows while she crochets or with her nose in a book.
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Release Blitz: Return To The Mob by Tami Lund

Title: Return To The Mob
Series Detroit Mafia #6
Author: Tami Lund
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: September 16th



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Marco
Marco Romano is a former Navy SEAL with a habit of saving people from the mob and then helping them to disappear.

Until the mob catches up to him.

Now he’s desperate to avenge his parents’ death, but more importantly, he needs to protect his baby sister.

Because his estranged aunt wants to take his sister away from him—the only family she’s ever known.

Marco will be damned if he’ll let that happen.

Now he needs to win a custody battle, and the only way he can is if he looks respectable on paper. How can he do that?

By finding a good girl and convincing her to marry him.

Or at least pretending until the custody papers are signed.

Now his problem isn’t taking care of his sister or even taking down the scum who killed his parents. No, now his biggest problem is convincing himself he’s not in love with the woman who agreed to be his fiancée.

Hillary
Despite her best intentions, Hillary Karney’s had one too many brushes with the mob. So what the hell is she doing back in Detroit, where it all started? And she’s hanging out with Marco Romano, no less, a man whose picture is probably in the dictionary under “caveman.” He wouldn’t know good manners if they slapped him in the face.

And now he wants her to help him win custody of his sister?

Of course she’s going to say yes; saving women from the mob is what she does. She’s built an entire career around it. But she’s not going to make it easy on him. She agrees—with a stipulation.

She’s going to teach him how to be a gentleman. He’s going to have to develop manners, common courtesies… and when she’s done with him, some lucky girl is going to snag herself a hell of a catch.

Too bad it won’t be her.


Detroit Mafia series, in reading order:
Paid by the Mob
Trapped by the Mob
Freed from the Mob
Destined for the Mob
Born into the Mob
Controlled by the Mob
Return to the Mob


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First Kiss:


Uh-oh. While Hillary appreciated the woman so willingly sharing this information, she needed to get Marco out of this office, pronto. His fury was like a living, breathing thing, and she could practically picture him as a dragon, shooting flames out of his mouth and burning this whole place to the ground.


Stepping more firmly in front of him, she said, “It was so nice to meet you, Mrs. Morgan. We so appreciate you and the rest of the faculty and staff here taking Julia under your wings. Here”—she grabbed a scrap piece of paper from the counter and wrote down her name and cell number—“Give me a call or text if you feel Julia needs something or if Patricia or any other family member happens to stop by. We just want to make sure we are aware of her entire environment. You understand, of course.” 


Mrs. Morgan accepted the paper while Hillary steadily moved backward, forcing Marco to go with her.


“Absolutely,” Mrs. Morgan said, pressing the note to her chest. “Thank you for entrusting her to us.” 


Hillary waved and then turned around and pushed Marco out the door. “Go, go, go,” she said when he didn’t move fast enough. 


They practically speed walked to his truck. He stepped up to the passenger side door, but then he clutched the keys in his hand and swore viciously before whirling around to face Hillary.


“She came here to Julia’s school.”


Seemingly benign words, but Hillary understood. “I know.”


He began pacing the length of the truck, clearly trying to burn off his fury. “Actually told them she was going to take custody.” 


“Well, to be fair, Mrs. Morgan said ‘if’ she takes custody.” 


He continued pacing, clenching and unclenching his fists. The anger radiating off him was not diffusing. They needed to get out of this parking lot before someone noticed him, yet Hillary wasn’t sure she trusted him to drive at the moment.


“Do you want me to—?”


He stopped in front of her. “Yes.” And then he cupped her cheeks and without warning, pressed his lips to hers. He dove his hands into her hair, tangling his fingers, tugging on the strands while canting her head before his tongue brushed against her lips. She gasped, and he thrust his tongue into her mouth. 


She wrapped her arms around his back and clutched at his T-shirt as if her legs might collapse if she let go. Which, frankly, was entirely possible. 


She’d never been kissed like this before. It was aggressive, feral, no holds barred…and so damn hot, she was half afraid she was going to burst into flames. 


She didn’t stop it, didn’t try to pull away. She pressed against him, taking it all in, reveling in every stroke of his tongue, every tingle between her legs, the hardness she could feel brushing against her belly. 


Gradually, the kiss shifted from hard and fast to slow and easy. He nibbled at her bottom lip and then trailed kisses along her cheek to her ear. “Thank you,” he whispered, his breath fluttering her hair. “I think I’m okay now.” 


He pulled away, and without looking her in the eye, opened the door and motioned for her to climb into the truck. He still didn’t look at her when he slid in next to her and cranked the engine. The atmosphere no longer vibrated with fury. 


“Did you just kiss me to alleviate your frustrations with this situation?” she blurted. 


He kept his gaze straight ahead, although she saw the slight lift of his lips. “I kissed you to diffuse the anger so I wouldn’t do something stupid. So now, instead of angry, I’m just frustrated.” 


“I understand.”


“No, I don’t think you do. I’m not frustrated over the situation with Julia. I’m frustrated because I want a hell of a lot more than just a kiss from you.” 



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ABOUT TAMI 


Tami Lund—author, wine drinker, award winner. Lover of romance. Writing happily ever afters, one book at a time.

Those happy endings come in contemporary and paranormal, so pick your poison. Or try them all. You’re bound to find something that curls your toes and makes you smile.

Psst: There’s a FREE READ, available for download only through her website: http://tamilund.com/


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Release Blitz: Vik by Belle Aurora

Title: Vik
Series: Shot Callers #2
Author: Belle Aurora
Genre: Forbidden Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2021

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Nastasia Leokov has loved her brother’s best friend since the very moment she met him. Understanding that she’ll never be anything more to Viktor Nikulin than a treasure to guard, Nas sensibly hides her feelings. But when she makes a brash decision to kiss him, everything changes.

That kiss. That hot, explosive, all-consuming kiss.
It haunts Vik. And suddenly, Nastasia Leokov isn’t just a teenage mob princess.
No.
She is his. Undeniably. Indisputably.

An unbreakable connection. A hidden relationship. A lifetime of firsts.

And yet, something is missing.
Nas desperately craves the one thing Vik has never offered her.
His heart.

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I was tired. I was restless. I was irritated.

The trifecta of bitchiness.
So, when I saw him sitting at a table by himself, I stilled midstep, and my annoyance grew.

Seriously?
Why, God?

How dare he look so good when I could barely find matching shoes this morning.
He brought his espresso up to his lips as he read from the newspaper he held in his hands. I didn’t know why that got to me. Maybe because he looked so effortlessly relaxed, and my fragmented mind was being split in a flurry of puzzle pieces, none of which fit back into their original spaces.
My body rigid, my feet started moving, and they didn’t stop until I stood in front of him with a cold expression that could’ve set off the next big freeze. Before he even looked up at me, I hissed quietly, “This is my spot.”
Vik simply peered up at me with a furrowed brow. “No, it isn’t.”
Uh, excuse me? “Yes, it is. This is my spot. My café. You go get your own.”
And his grin had my heart racing with anger. “Firstly, I brought you here, so if we’re getting technical, you wouldn’t even know about this place if it weren’t for me.”
My neck flushed.
Oh, right. I’d forgotten about that.
Feeling stupid, I huffed out a short breath, threw up my hands, and said, “Fine. I’ll leave.”
As I turned to walk away, Vik’s hand shot out and gently but firmly circled my wrist. I twisted back to find his gaze had darkened some, and he uttered, “Stay.”
It wasn’t a plea nor a demand. I might’ve been delusional, but to my ears, it sounded like a wish.
My rigid stance loosened mildly.
Only one word out of his mouth, but I felt the caress of it all over.
I peered down at that hand. It held me firmly as his obsidian gaze locked me in. “I heard you’ve been spending time at Laredo’s. I know you’re smarter than to try to get the attention of a particular Frenchman, so I won’t warn you against it.” Those eyes sliced over the length of me. “You know better, don’t you, baby?”
Every fiber of my being screamed to sit and stay, but the insecure part of me told me to leave before we hurt each other. Against my better judgement, I sat opposite him, and because I often had trouble keeping my mouth shut, I said smugly, “Sounds like you might be jealous.”
The hand on my wrist flexed, and Vik held me down with his glacial gaze. “Wanna test that theory?”
My chest squeezed.
My ego was a petty bitch and hooted loudly, all for it. My heart thought nothing would be more romantic. But my brain, on the other hand, knew what Vik plus jealousy was capable of. And it wasn’t pretty.
Don’t get me wrong. I was never the target of his anger when he got like that. The men standing in his warpath, however, usually ended up with a split lip, a broken nose, or a concussion, or all three. And after it was all done and dusted, Vik would then take me home, take my mouth, and then take me roughly against the nearest surface, all while maintaining eye contact.
Ugh. It was so fucking hot.
The memory had my knees snapping together under that table, trying in vain to ignore the thrumming warmth that suddenly lit in my core.

Hmmm. Maybe we should test that theory after all.

No.

But—

Not a good idea.
My inner self pouted and called me a prude.
Not so smug anymore, I cleared my throat and asked, “What do you want from me, Vik?”
Refusing to let go, his thumb gently caressed the sensitive spot at my inner wrist, and without hesitation, he responded one word that shattered my resolve.
“Everything.”
The way he said it, with zero hesitation, had my heart aching. I wanted that too. If only the stakes were even. If only he had as much to lose as I did. My heart was on the line. I wasn’t sure if Vik even knew how to access his.

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AUTHOR BIO

Belle Aurora is thirty-something year old and was born in the land down under. 

At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and laughter. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love. 
Humorous romance novels.
So many authors had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With words.
With writing.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.
Belle Aurora is a USA Today best-selling author.

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